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Twice during the movie the subtitles do not match what the actors are saying. The first is at the high-school were Neta asks to borrow a notebook in mathematics. A few sentences later the subtitles say "Matematika" (Hebrew for mathematics) but the actors don't. The second event is later in the movie when Neta is asked whether her friend is nice - the actors say "nechmad" (nice) and the subs say "bachur nechmad" (nice guy). See more »
It's amazing how far Israeli cinematography had come since the 80's "bourekas" movies. This is a new cinematic culture, akin to the best European schools of artistic thought - realistic, brutally honest, simple in its execution and powerful in its message. Goes well with "Nina's tragedies" and "Shlomi's Stars".
No need to re-tell it, just rent it and watch it. Allow yourself to feel the pain, enjoy the humor people see in their lives, and appreciate the heroic decisions of very trivial people.
Thank you for this movie, Reshef Levy. You made all of us very proud. And very very nostalgic :o))
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